Announcing Our New Season!Mar 8, 2013
We are pleased to announce PPAC’s 36th Anniversary Broadway season and welcome
as the returning Broadway Series title sponsor.
The TACO/THE WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION Broadway Series includes:
September 8 –14, 2013 - Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition, and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. EVITA tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theatre's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall," and "High Flying, Adored." This stunning new production of EVITA is directed by MICHAEL GRANDAGE and choreographed by ROB ASHFORD, that Channel 4 New York calls “THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN!”
October 1 - 6, 2013 - Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE launches its National Tour at PPAC. A truly original Broadway experience, featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights...but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.
October 22 - 27, 2013 - Based on the Oscar-winning film, features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill, among many other notable credits and collaborations. Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.
November 27 - December 7, 2013 - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will launch a North American tour at PPAC November 27 - December 7, 2013. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, has been hailed as “an intense and spectacular new production with a stunning new design, fresh drama, and added momentum.” THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics are by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe) and the book is by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Orchestrations are by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
March 25 – 30, 2014 - Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE comes to PPAC. FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," and "I Love Rock & Roll." In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth. FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay), and Robert Cary with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).
April 15 – 20, 2014 - WE WILL ROCK YOU features the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen. Now in its 11th year in London and seen by a staggering 15 million people worldwide, this multi-award winning musical boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can't resist singing along to, such as “Another One Bites The Dust,”“Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are The Champions,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and of course, “We Will Rock You.”
April 29 – May 11, 2014 - Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.” From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” Contains explicit language.
This year's Contemporary Classics Series includes the following shows:
December 26, 2013 – January 12, 2014 - Variety calls WICKED "a cultural phenomenon,” and when it last played Providence in 2009, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards®, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the Land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete - and completely satisfying - new musical in a long time" (USA Today).
February 25 – March 2, 2014 - Winner of five Tony Awards®, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, at PPAC, takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. Hailed by The New York Times as the “most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of twelve actors plays more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?
Man of La Mancha
The third production in the Contemporary Classics Series is the beloved classic MAN OF LA MANCHA, with a score featuring songs like “The Impossible Dream,” “Dulcinea,”and “A Little Gossip.” Based on Miguel de Cervantes’s seventeenth-century novel Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA tells the adventures of the knight Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho. Dates and more information will be announced.